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Auzentech Auzen X-Studio 5.1
8.0 out of 10

Auzentech Auzen X-Studio 5.1

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Overall 10
10

Trouble at first

Alex G., Newegg
5 December 2009
  • Summary: If you want optical connection with to a receiver than this will get it done. It is way cheaper than buying cables to run all of my separate channels of surround from my onboard sound card.
  • Pros: Cheap, Works, 5.1 DTS
  • Cons: Not really a con but when I first set this card up I was having trouble getting the optical out to send DTS 5.1 to my receiver. For some reason I was only getting stereo to my receiver through the optical. After playing around with my ffdshow audio decoder settings I finally got DTS to work. It t...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sounds Good....

Anonymous, Newegg
18 November 2009
  • Summary: Overall it does its job, but am disappointed that when watching movies on my PC i don't get true 5.1 surround.
  • Pros: The soundcard installs and works with Vista without a hitch and it fits even though my big graphics card takes up the PCI-E and part of another PCI slot. Sounds good through the Toslink cable.
  • Cons: My home audio receiver doesn't click over to 5.1 surround when you change the card to that setting. I know its not my home stereo because it clicks over to full surround just fine when I test it through Vista's control panel. The graphic interface of the program is rough, but thats just appearanc...
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Overall 2
2.0

No 5.1 with Windows 7

Ed, memoryexpress.com
27 September 2010
  • Summary: As a 5.1 card that works only as a 2.0 card in Windows 7, I would strongly recommend buying a different brand. The client support forums are screaming with angry customers, and to be quite honest, it's unprofessional to sell cards that don't work properly and then not help client fix their issues.
  • Pros: Easy to install in the case. install diagrams were easy to understand.
  • Cons: a. I ended up going to Auzentech's website to get newer drivers. , b. Windows 7- only get 2.0 sound. I submitted a problem ticket with Auzen and heard NOTHING. , c. Config panel lets me setup 5.1, but only two speakers will work. , d. Submitted a trouble ticket at Auzentech but they will not res...
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected

GeorgeEfimoff, memoryexpress.com
4 July 2010
  • Summary: I found sound and manufacturing quality of the board higher than average and happy with it.
  • Pros: Easy to install with drivers from manufacturer's web site and sound quality is superior to my previous generic c-media. I noticed the board has been well designed (i.e. capacitors marked 106C) , not cheap by look and feel, and apparently has better frequency response. Once installed and tested wi...
  • Cons: The labels on the G9 cable are somewhat misleading.
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Overall 2
2.0

Auzentech X-Studio 5.1 PCI Sound Card

Jack, memoryexpress.com
24 January 2010
  • Summary: Using the optical out to my Logitech Z-5500 (5.1) speaker system, this card was a joke, in Grid, you couldn't hear the sound of the engine of the car you were driving, while watching a DVD, the sounds were also all messed up, could barely hear the singing and so on but music was decent.
  • Pros: NONE!
  • Cons: This sound card is Pathetic at best. , I purchased this card to replace the onboard sound of my Gigabyte MB in my Sim Racing machine, I'm back to my onboard sound, this sound card is back in the box and will sit there collecting dust for a very long time. , Depending on the setting in the card sp...
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